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President: Caroline Lawless

Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Psychology
Hobbies: volunteering with kids, spending time outdoors, reading, watching Netflix
Interesting Fact: Growing up, I Irish Danced and played the harp.
Duties: Organizing guest speakers and meeting agendas, supporting all other officer in their duties
Contact E-mail: aed.labeta@gmail.com

Executive VP: Alex Landry
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA (but born in Dallas, TX)
Major: Biochemistry & Pre-Professional Chemistry
Minor: Business Administration
Hobbies: Saturday night in Death Valley, watching movies with friends, going to trivia nights, running long distance races, volunteering at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Interesting fact: I have a personal goal to see all 50 states, and I have never missed a minute of a home LSU football game since I started college. 
Duties: Keeping the president and other officers on track with minute details, fundraising for AED, and organizing events, such as Halloween Food Drive and Miles for Medicine. 
Contact E-mail: alan138@lsu.edu

VP of Service: Victoria Rodriguez

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Major: Biological Sciences

Minor: Psychology

Hobbies: Dancing, shopping, yogalates, traveling, trying new foods

Interesting fact: I got to check traveling to Australia off my bucket list this summer!

Duties: Creating service opportunities, maintaining contact with nonprofit organizations, and keeping track of ongoing service points.

Contact E-mail: aedservicelsu@gmail.com

VP of Service: Katie Wood
Hometown: New Orleans, LA 
Major: Biological Sciences 
Minor: Psychology and Business Administration 
Hobbies: cooking, working out, traveling 
Interesting Fact: I have been to thirteen different countries. 
Duties: Creating service opportunities, maintaining contact with nonprofit organizations, and keeping track of ongoing service points. 

Contact E-mail: aedservicelsu@gmail.com


Secretary: Claude Pertuit
Hometown: Wassenaar, NL 
Major: Biological Sciences
Hobbies: Traveling, collecting, painting, hunting, fishing, and poetry
Interesting Fact: I've grown up on three different continents and traveled to over forty countries 
Duties: Keeping track of meeting points and meeting reminders. 
Contact E-mail: aedemail@gmail.com

Treasurer: Mark Maier 
Hometown: Prairieville, LA
Major: Biological Sciences 
Hobbies: Guitar, exercise, boxing, hunting, and fishing 
Interesting Fact: As a kid up and until my high school years my family moved around a lot, so I have lived in six different houses and went to six different schools before graduating high school.
Duties: Handling membership dues, keeping in contact with national offices, and managing AED funds 
Contact  E-mail: mmaier3@lsu.edu

Membership: Ty Theriot
Duties: Informing everyone of the membership requirements/application process, collecting membership documents and fees, and registering full members with the national AED office.
Contact E-mail: aedlabetamembership@gmail.com

Historian: Hebah Shaikh
Hometown: Lake Charles, LA
Major: Biological Sciences
Minors: Screen Arts & Psychology
Hobbies: I like to draw in my bullet journal, hangout with friends, watch movies, and make Spotify playlists. 
Interesting fact: I have met Kirk from Gilmore Girls.

Duties: Designing an annual t-shirt, taking pictures at the events and meetings, updating AED’s social media platform, making an end of the year slideshow.

Contact E-mail:

Reporter: Eva Mace

Hometown: New Orleans, LA 

Major: Biological Sciences 

Minors: History and Psychology 

Hobbies: Cooking, exercising, and playing with dogs

Interesting Fact: I cracked my head open three times before the age of 5 

Duties: Making flyers for the meetings to inform students and write articles in the Scalpel, the national AED magazine. 

Contact E-mail: emace2@lsu.edu


Academic Member-at-Large: Alexandra Shiell

Hometown: Montreal, QC and Metairie, LA

Majors: Biological Sciences & French

Hobbies: Baking, painting, and watching musicals

Contact E-mail: ashiel8@lsu.edu


Outreach Member-at-Large: Megan Navarro
Hometown: Brusly, LA
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Psychology 
Hobbies: Volunteering, swimming, watching movies, and eating good food with people I love
Interesting fact: I speak fluent Spanish 
Duties: Overseeing the Be PrEPared committee, as well as coordinating preceptorship opportunities for our members. 
Contact E-mail: mnava13@lsu.edu


Philanthropy Chair: Tanner Reed

Hometown: Slidell, LA

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Psychology

Hobbies: Kayaking, piano, electronic music

Duties: Select the Youth Oasis Mentors every semester and create a schedule for visits and activities. Oversee AED’s Dance Marathon, Up Til’ Dawn, and College Against Cancer fundraising teams. Select Captains for each of these teams.

Contact E-mail: tcihan1@lsu.edu

Webmaster: Emma James 

Hometown: Baton Rouge, La
Major: Biochemistry 

Minor: Business Administration 

Hobbies: swimming, coaching youth swim team, watching football

Interesting fact: I am currently fostering two puppies named Drew and Brees 

Duties: I am responsible for keeping the AED website up to date.
Contact E-mail: ejame16@lsu.edu

Associate Member-at-Large: Emily Otken

Hometown: Denham Springs

Major: Biological Sciences 

Minor: Political Science 

Hobbies: Piano and Singing

Duties: Running the Freshman Sophomore Committee and the Miles for Medicine Sponsorship Committee 

Contact E-mail: eotken1@lsu.edu